Quite a freak-out, eh? It's the trailer for "Jigoku", UK DJs/producers Lovely Jon and Cherrystones' cut-up coup of exotic horror flicks and psychedelia. The limited-edition eponymous DVD is based on a live video mix they've performed at the ICA, Other Cinema, and elsewhere. From Bleep Blog:
Joel Martin –What is your personal interpretation of ‘Jigoku’? I know that this translates as ‘Hell’ in Japanese and is also the title of Nobuo Nakagawa’s cinematic vision of Hades, also titled ‘Jigoku’ (1960)?"Quiet Village interviews Jigoku"
Lovely Jon – Nakagawa’s classic is a major influence but the name kinda brings up everything we’re about – that intense visual hit you experience when seeing a crazy ‘out there’ movie in the middle of the night where all the rules are broken and cohesion is thrown out of the window: you’re left with this suffocating beast you can’t escape from....
JM - Can you recommend some personal film favourites for the uninitiated viewer that fully capture the essence of ‘Jigoku’?
LJ - Christ – have you got a year?! Jose Marins (Coffin Joe): Brazil’s king of horror is a huge influence – his movies are unique in that he made these celluloid paintings from hell for peanuts but his vision usurped the impoverished budgets he had to work with. We’re also huge old school kung fu fans and love Asian vampires: The Dragon Lives Again is an insane Bruce Lee rip where the king goes to hell and encounters Dracula; The Mummy; Emmanuelle; The Man with no Name; James Bond and Popeye (!) – that’s one totally fucked up movie, Rasta!
CS – Try these: I Drink Your Blood (D E Durston); Prey (Norman J Warren); The Boogeyman (Ulli Lommel); Death Laid An Egg (Giulio Questi); Blue Eyes Of The Broken Doll (Carlos Aured); The Thrill Killers (Ray Dennis Steckler); Blindman (Ferdinando Baldi); House With Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati) and Seven Commandments Of Kung Fu (Shih Hao Ko).
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